Mrs Barker has been working hard as part of her extra chartered teacher qualification on looking at how resources can be used in maths lessons. Year 2 are already learning about how using resources can help them with the mathematical understanding as well as their reasoning and problem solving. So far we have spent lots of time exploring with and playing with the maths equipment, including counters, number lines, 100 squares, numicon, deines, cuisenaire rods, 10s frames and blocks. We have also now linked the deines in particular to our work on place value. Have a look at some of the ways that we have enjoyed our maths so far this half term.